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Got A Hundred Bucks? Buy A Home (Or Virtually Anything Else)

Today's adjustment to the government's HARP program to get anything with a pulse as close to the discount window as possible was not the only proposal to revive the moribund US housing market. According to a new proposal by HUD, beginning this month and continuing for a year, anyone with a just $100 will be…

Libyan War Lawsuit Against Obama by 10 U.S. Lawmakers Thrown Out by Judge

President Barack Obama can’t be sued by 10 federal lawmakers who accused him of violating the War Powers Act by ordering the attack on Libyan forces without Congress’s approval, a judge said. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled today that members of the House of Representatives failed to demonstrate that they had the right to…

Activist spying operation unravels

Unlike undercover officers who penetrate serious criminal gangs, typically for no more than a few weeks or months, agents deployed in protest organisations are authorised to spend years living double lives as campaigners. Only rarely have they been asked to gather evidence for prosecutions; usually, their mandate is to gather intelligence on activists while quietly…